You have the opportune moment to get back Congress by electing progressive Democrats. If you focus on Congress it will happen. You have all the pieces in place and your support will make that happen. This is a result of all our support for plans and work, which put us in position to take advantage of having a Republican buffoon as a presidential candidate. Your contribution is the most important action you can take this year. He will produce one of the biggest wipe-outs in the history of the electoral college. You have a universally known female candidate during a time when a significant majority of voters are women. Since she is universally known she needs no money to get her message out. You can now invest and focus on getting back Congress.
A large majority of the new candidates for Congress on the Democratic ticket are progressive. These candidates emerged from the base of the Democratic party which has moved to the left or liberal side of the party. From the bottom up, the party is more progressive than it has been in a generation. They now have a good opportunity to win and make the party more progressive from the bottom up in Washington, DC.
In our new newsletter, available here, three articles detail on how you can take back both the Senate and the House. One article presents the reasons we can and want to do it now. The second article identifies the voters we
need to turnout now to win back both houses of Congress. Our third article describes the steps you need to take to get back Congress.
Next we have presented, available here, with a description of the Senate candidates we endorsed who are challenging Republican incumbents and races you need to win to take back the Senate. Finally, you are given a list of the most competitive seats for the House of Representatives, along with our endorsed candidates who must win in order to take back the US House of Representatives.
Almost all the pieces are in place. The necessary final piece is your support. By contributing now you make it all come together for this election. You have the power to execute our 20 year journey in your hands. Please contribute now. It is a huge opportunity.
Thank you for your continued support and believing in a progressive future for your country. You have been gracious and understanding in supporting this progressive mission in the past and we are grateful for your continued support.
Thomas A Cramer
All three branches of the federal election can be won by progressives this November election. This possibility is no longer a liberal fantasy. The voter interest in this election is driving the strong possibility of a record Democratic turnout. All the forces are coming together at one time. The following information relates why it can happen and how it can happen.
A majority of the public is upset with the establishment that runs Washington DC.
The Republican Party has nominated a crazy candidate who has a disjointed series of pronouncements to various factions of the electorate who have been lied to and used by Republican leaders to gain power in Washington, DC and in state governments.
We have a longtime liberal candidate on the Democratic side who was looked on as representing the fringe of the Democratic Party, but who has gained tremendous support among younger, more liberal voters and union workers. These voters have been largely ignored by a centrist-moderate Democratic party that works for small incremental change.
We have the first serious female presidential candidate who was formerly a centrist but who now must move to the left to answer to those voters and to a Democratic Party which is being forced to the left by a large majority of voters left behind in modest recovery which has only been great for billionaires with modest growth for people in the upper 10% of income.
We have the first serious social media campaign which is a relatively cheap campaign. Trump has raised less than three percent of his opponents. A skilled long-time reality-TV superstar, he has moved into social media seamlessly. Bernie Sanders' campaign to change the direction of the government from catering to the wants of the rich toward the middle class and young people, can't raise money from rich liberals who are socially liberal but fiscally conservative. He has been forced to raise money through e-mails and a social media campaign. He has attracted a phenomenal number of over seven million new small donors, which has not been seen before. Obama at this stage in his election had less than a million and ended up with about three million.
You have an historic Senate election, with 71% of the seats up for this election held by Republicans, many of whom are very vulnerable in a presidential election year where Democratic turnout goes up over 50%. Also, following this election, with recapturing the Senate, we have a unique opportunity to get the first liberal Supreme Court in 35 years.
We have a Republican House of Representatives which looked invulnerable six months ago due to Republican gerrymandering. Now this situation is becoming increasingly vulnerable due to public knowledge passed on by social media of the con-job the Republicans have performed on suppressing the middle classes economic and social progress.
With your generous donation you can help launch an intense aggressive internet and social media campaign to take back the House and Senate with true progressives running on the Democratic ticket to take back control of these seats. You can have that along with a liberal Supreme Court and presidency which has not happened in over sixty years.
Thank you for your positive consideration, committing to change history and providing a legacy for many generations to follow. HAVE A GREAT PROGRESSIVE DAY!
Endorsed Candidates 2015-2016
Results of PA Supreme Court Judges – Election November 3, 2015 – Statewide Election
David N Wecht, www.wecht2015.com/ WINNER!
Kevin Dougherty, www.doughertyforpa.com/ WINNER!
Christine Donohue, donohueforjustice.com/ WINNER!
Alan Grayson, FL, http://senatorgrayson.com
Ann Kirkpatrick, AZ, www.kirkpatrickforsenate.com
Tammy Duckworth, IL, www.tammyduckworth.com
Kamala Harris, CA, www.kamalaharris.org
Chris Van Hollen, MD, vanhollen.org
Joe Sestak, PA, joesestak.com
Russ Feingold, WI, www.russfeingold.com/SenateWI
US House of Representatives
April Freeman, FL 19 , www.aprilfreeman.com/
Shaughnessy Naughton, PA 8, shaughnessyforcongress.com/
Incumbent US Senate Members
Al Franken, MN Debbie Stabenow, MI
Martin Heinrich, NM Richard Blumenthal, CT
Dick Durbin, IL Elizabeth Warren, MA
Ron Wyden, OR Nancy Pelosi, CA
Tammy Baldwin, WI Michael Bennett, CO
Kristen Gillibrand, NY Amy Klobuchar, NY
Edward Markey. MA Patty Murray, WA
Incumbent House Members
Gwen Moore, WI 04 Pete Aguilar, CA 31, http://pete aguilar.com
Raul Grijalva, AZ 03 John Yarmuth, KY 03
Keith Ellison, MN 05 John Lewis, GA 15
Maxine Waters, CA 43 Jared Polis, CO 02
DAPAC supports progressive Congressional challengers. That's our mission; that's our passion. We interview dozens of candidates from around the country and talk to them not only about what kind of race they are going to run, but what kind of policies they favor. We screen every candidate to see where they stand on the issues that matter most.
We only endorse progressive candidates. When you give to DAPAC you know that these are the kinds of men and women you are helping to elect to Congress.
All our candidates:
- are 100% Pro-Choice.
- support stronger GBLT rights.
- support working family and union rights.
- support honest and Democratic markets and businesses.
- support publicly funded universal healthcare.
- support strong environmental protection.
- oppose the Patriot Act.
- oppose the Iraq War.
- oppose the Death Penalty.
DAPAC is working to rebuild the Democratic Party from the ground up - to support strong candidates who will give voice to the issues that matter most.
Endorsed Candidates for 2014
Bruce Braley, Iowa www.brucebraley.com
Jeff Merkley, Oregon http://www.jeffmerkley.com/
Joe Sestak, Pennsylvania http://joesestak.com/
House of Representative:
Pete Aguilar, CA-31 http://www.peteaguilar.com/
Will Bronson, FL-17 www.bronson-for-congress.com
Jim Bryan, FL-01 jimbryanforcongress.org
Alan Cohn, FL-15 cohnforcongress2014.com
Dan Cramer, TN-07 http://www.dancramerforcongress.com/
Keith Ellison, FL-19 www.keithellison.org
April Freeman, FL-19 http://www.aprilfreeman.com/
Lawrence Gaughan, VA-05 gaughanforcongress.com
Luis Gutierrez, IL-04
Alan Grayson FL-08 congressmanwithguts.com
Mary Headrick, TN-03 http://www.maryheadrick.com/
Robin Kelly, IL-02 http://robinkellyforcongress.org/
Dave Koller, FL-11, http://www.davekoller.com/
Ted Lieu, CA-33 www.tedlieu.com
Michael McKenna, FL-10 www.mckennaforcongress.com
Gwen Moore, WI-04 http://www.gwenmooreforcongress.com/
Shaughnessy Naughton, PA-08 www.shaughnessyforcongress.com
Wes Neuman, FL-07 www.wesneuman.com
Andy Ostrowski, PA-11 andyostrowski.com
Tom Poetter, OH-08 www.poetterforcongress.com
Domenic Recchia, NY-11 www.recchiaforcongress.com
Gabriel Rothblath, FL-08 gabrielrothblattforcongress.us
Bobby Rush, IL-01
Sharon Sund, MN-03 www.votesharonsund.com
Marihelen Wheeler, FL-03 wheelerforflorida3.com
Rob Zerban, WI-01 http://www.robzerban.com/
Sandra Fluke, CA-26 www.standwithsandra.org
Josh Maxwell, PA-74 http://www.joshmaxwell.com/
Wendy Davis, Texas Governor www.wendydavistexas.com
Mark Schauer, Michigan Governor http://markschauer.com/
Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania Governor www.wolfforpa.com
Candidate winners of 2012-2013
House of Representatives:
Alan Grayson FL-08 congressmanwithguts.com
Alan is running in a newly redrawn District which favors Democrats. He was defeated by a Tea Party wave in a much more conservative district. He is an aggressive outspoken liberal candidate who favors economic policies to support the 99% and good paying jobs.
Michelle Lujan Grisham, NM-01 www.michellelujangrisham.net
In her early law career she worked hard to protect and represent seniors' rights, so much so she was appointed Secretary of Aging and Long Term Services. She was also head of the New Mexico Department of Health where she helped to fight to make sure every child had access to primary health care.
Bill de Blasio, New York City Mayor http://www.billdeblasio.com/
Previous DAPAC Endorsed Candidates who have been elected to Congress
Bruce Braley, IA 1
Joe Courtney, CT 2
Martin Heinrich, NM 1
Jim Himes, CT 4
Paul Hodes, NH 2
Mary Jo Kilroy, OH 15
Gary Peters, MI 9
Chellie Pingree, ME 1
Jared Polis, CO 2
Allyson Schwartz, PA 13
Joe Sestak, PA 7
Chris Van Hollen, MD 8
John Yarmuth, KY 3